Le Barcarès

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Le Barcarès
El Barcarès
The Pic du Canigou seen from Port Murano, in Barcarès
The Pic du Canigou seen from Port Murano, in Barcarès
Coat of arms of Le Barcarès
Coat of arms
Le Barcarès is located in France
Le Barcarès
Le Barcarès
Coordinates: 42°47′21″N 3°02′11″E / 42.7892°N 3.0364°E / 42.7892; 3.0364Coordinates: 42°47′21″N 3°02′11″E / 42.7892°N 3.0364°E / 42.7892; 3.0364
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Perpignan
Canton Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque
Intercommunality Perpignan Méditerranée
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Alain Ferrand (CNIP)
Area1 11.65 km2 (4.50 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 4,080
 • Density 350/km2 (910/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 66017 / 66420
Elevation 0–4 m (0–13 ft)
(avg. 1 m or 3.3 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Le Barcarès (Catalan: El Barcarès) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France bordering the Mediterranean Sea.

Geography[edit]

Le Barcarès is located in the canton of Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque and in the arrondissement of Perpignan.

Map of Le Barcarès and its surrounding communes

Government and politics[edit]

Mayors
Mayor Term start Term end
Albert Got May 1953 March 1983
Yvon Blanc March 1983 March 1989
Claude Got March 1989 June 1995
Alain Ferrand June 1995 March 1999
Joëlle Ferrand May 1999 June 2011
Marie Roses June 2011 August 2011
Alain Ferrand August 2011

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 775 —    
1968 1,197 +54.5%
1975 1,347 +12.5%
1982 2,208 +63.9%
1990 2,422 +9.7%
1999 3,514 +45.1%
2006 4,033 +14.8%
2009 4,018 −0.4%

Notable people[edit]

  • Georges Candilis (1913-1995), Greek architect and urbanist who participated to the conception of Port-Barcarès.

See also[edit]

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